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ROG Flow X16
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Zenbook 14
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Flow X16
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Best in class speakers
Advantages of the ASUS Zenbook 14
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good portability
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.6
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
7.0
7.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 and ASUS Zenbook 14 are both good for gaming and AI, though the ASUS ROG Flow X16 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

8.5
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.6
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
502.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
376.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has a better screen than the ASUS Zenbook 14 for gaming and AI, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 has a better screen for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

5.5 Hours
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has 5.5 hours of battery life. The ASUS Zenbook 14 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
2.8 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has very good portability, while the ASUS ROG Flow X16 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
7.8
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has very good build quality, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.3
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
502.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
376.0 nits
5.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and ASUS ROG Flow X16 are both very good for general use.

Engineering and Design

8.3
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.0
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
7.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Flow X16 and ASUS Zenbook 14 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.3
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
The ASUS Zenbook 14 and ASUS ROG Flow X16 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.7
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
8.2
8.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Zenbook 14 to be very good for software development, while the ASUS ROG Flow X16 is good.

Cost

$1,300
ROG Flow X16
Zenbook 14
$1,300
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$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$2,000

The ASUS ROG Flow X16 has a price of $1,300 and the ASUS Zenbook 14 costs $1,300.

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How the ASUS ROG Flow X16 and the ASUS Zenbook 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Flow X16ASUS Zenbook 14
ASUS ROG Flow X16ASUS Zenbook 14

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$1,300
Release Date
August 1, 2022December 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.6'' x 0.76''12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.59''
Weight
4.63 lbs2.82 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HSIntel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (125 W)Arc 8-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
IPSOLED
Resolution
2560 x 16002880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
165Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
502 nits376 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.8/10
Portability Score
7.4/109/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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ASUS ROG Flow X16

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Christian Hintze | June 2023
"Above all else, the Asus ROG Flow X16 is one thing - versatile! It is a thin, mobile work device, it's a 2-in-1, tablet, a powerful workstation and even a gaming PC. But something even more surprising: It does all of these things really well without making any big blunders. It's anything but a lazy compromise. Because, despite its compact dimensions and 2-in-1 functionality, the hardware isn't throttled and boasts, at least in turbo mode, above-average performance."

ASUS Zenbook 14

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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